Deadman's Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washoe Valley, Nevada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

Great views from parts of the trail. longish, boring return parallel to the road

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5 months ago

Realy good trail did most of the trail without looking at the map. Both of our dogs handled the trail easily

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5 months ago

I wasn't real excited going around the back side of the hill to discover that there was not a path where the app said there was. Considering the sign at the beginning of the trail talking about Rattlers, I did not want to chance things with my dog and head off through the sagebrush. We ended up walking down the road until it met back up and the bottom. The trail going back was very flat and in my opinion the best part of the trail. From this part you can see the view of Washoe Lake and the mountains. The heard of deer was there for me as well and the flowers are starting to bloom, which was very nice.

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5 months ago

We were pleasantly surprised with this hike. We hiked it the end of April, which was perfect. It’s high desert, so it could get pretty hot in the warmer months of summer. Very little shade or water. Spring is definitely the time to go on this hike. We took the trail up to the gazebo, which had a lovely little stream, beautiful desert peach blooming, other wild flowers and great markers identifying the different plants along the trail. At the top where the gazebo is, is a spectacular view of Washoe Valley, Washoe Lake, Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain. Then we hiked over to Deadman’s Loop which has no trees. no shade whatsoever. We came across beautiful wild flowers tucked alongside the sagebrush, more desert peach blooming and a large herd of deer. This hike is worth doing. As others have stated, it’s a great first hike after the winter months. We feel like we found a gem with this one.

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9 months ago

Great hike for getting back in to the swing of things. My dog enjoyed it. I imagine in the summer there isn’t enough shade to bring a dog though.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Very narrow and grass up to your knees in some spots. Trail disappears about .7 miles in if you start to the left. We ended up taking the road for about a quarter mile to get back on a walkable part of the trail. There is a break off point behind the hill where you can hike it to get a good view of the lake.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kids enjoyed the gazebo lookout point and small creek.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great view of Washoe, easy warm up hike.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

This is a great trail with beautiful views of Washoe Valley. Today I asked a park ranger who was buried in the grave site at the bottom of the hill, apparently there is a dog and a memorial for a woman who hiked the trail every day, however she is not buried there.

Monday, May 02, 2016

nice little hike

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Someone put up a coded gate on Duck Hill Road. This trail is no longer accessible via that route. If you drive a couple miles down the road, there is a small area to park that is at the base of the hill with the gazebo. Relatively steep.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Awesome short trail. Did it this morning, New Years Day, 2015, ON a great sunny day. Cant wait to do it again and going further up the hill.

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Sunday, October 01, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

recorded Deadman's Loop Trail

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

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Thursday, April 05, 2012